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Has the DVD been ‘fixed’?
Plant: “We’re not going to tell you that! Really – fucking cheek! We were perfect!I think they had to tune the vocals at the end of Karshmir to be honest, because I’d run out of steam. There’s only so many long notes that you can do.”
Page: “Yeah, well, if I say there might have been a handful of fixes, in fact what I’m really saying is the minimum compared to what other people would do. You know, the concert was what it was. There was very little that needed to be messed about with, because we’d done it well in the first place.”
What do the blues and rock ‘n’ roll mean to you now compared to 30 or 40 years ago?
Page: “Well, the very early blues and the rock ‘n’ roll rockabilly in my early teens, I can still put that music on and really get excited by it, now, still. Except that, you know, along the way from those days, I think each and every one of us, our tastes became more eclectic across the board. But obviously, and certainly from my point of view, it was that music that I heard when I was 12 or 13 that really seduced me… and it did a good job of seducing me.”
Plant: “The thing about it is, is that blues, and if you like, the country blues… so many more doors have opened in the last 40 years to access singers like King Solomon Hill, and some fantastic guys from the Delta who maybe only cut four or five sides, but they shaped so much for other people. I mean, Willie Brown, who Robert Johnson sings about in Cross Road Blues – I think he cut five or six sides, and he was great, but the game was the game, and everybody was out to play all sorts of different kinds of music along with the blues. Robert Johnson used to play all sorts of stuff, including songs of the day. So the references to those old players, to me, it’s a kind of home of the heart. I really still feel moved by what their lives and their worlds and their aspirations might have been. It’s untouchable, really, because, like we do, they came from another time, and we kinda come from another time, really now, as you saw us this morning [in the film]. So the blues and rock ‘n’ roll, for me, it’s still part of the pulse of my life.”
John, do you want to finish off with any comment on that?
Jones: “The blues and rock ‘n’ roll is a part of the pulse of his life… I love it too.”